Brewery, Bottle Shop, and Bar Updates

During this extremely trying and uncertain time of global pandemic, it is important for people to find means of comfort. Exercise, Netflix, and cleaning & organizing are all forms of self-care. And while the unfamiliar becomes the norm, finding the familiar can seem daunting. 

 We here at the Wilmington Ale Trail want to make sure that Wilmington area locals know what resources are available to them, specifically in the way of food and beverage. We’ve compiled a list that will be updated daily if not more. 

 And while we encourage everyone to patron these establishments safely and in good health, we would also like to remind everyone that bars and restaurants must remain in compliance with the ordinance issued by Governor Cooper. Putting pressure on bartenders to serve beverages on-premise only puts them in an awkward position to say “no.” 

 We can’t wait to raise a glass with everyone once this is all over. In the meantime, we offer a socially distant “cheers.” 

Last Updated 3/25/2020 1pm

Bill’s Brewing Company


Captn Bill’s is going to be open for take out food, and Bill’s Brewing cans will also be available.

Bombers Beverage Co

Tuesday-Saturday 4-8p

Curbside pick up and delivery will be available, you can call the shop phone or call/text Kyle directly at 910-381-8244. In store pick up will still be allowed but only 4 people at a time.

Broomtail Craft Brewery

CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY Wed-Fri 3-7p, Sat-Sun 12-7p

Also, by law, NO ONE is allowed to enter the Broomtail Taproom for in-store beer purchases anymore. ALL beer orders must be placed over the phone or through FB message and brought to you outside in your car. Call or text Jarrod 😍 at 336-404-6037 to place an order. Jarrod will get your order prepared and you can give your card info over the phone (or let him know you are paying in cash). He will then bring your order out to you with a warm and friendly smile (and fresh gloves)! You must show ID when picking up your order. We will be posting daily what beers we have available and pricing for each. Please remember to tip Jarrod, and any server/delivery driver for their service during these shutdowns.

Cape Fear Wine & Beer

Packaged beer and wine to-go as well as growler fills are available. Full list is on Untappd.


Fermental is OPEN 10am-10pm. Offering same day FREE delivery to our local area with a $40 minimum order. 12pm-8pm. Please see attached map. Curbside or in-store pick up is an easy option as well. 910-821-0362. Call ahead or from the parking lot. Growler fills are available along with our large selection of wine, beer, cider, mead, sake, kegs, home draft supplies, and more. You can view a portion of the available beer and growler options online:

The Sour Barn

CLOSED MON-WED Thurs-Fri 3-7p, Sat-Sun 12-7p

Starting Thursday, if you would like to purchase our delicious Broomtail Craft Brewery beer you can call the Sour Barn at 1-844-768-7276 and place your order with your beertender. Just tell us what you want & how you want to pay, we will be selling Crowlers, 6-packs & bottled Barrel aged sours, and bring them right out to your car! We will be posting our current menu on Facebook & Instagram starting tomorrow as well as an up to date menu on the outside of the tap room and of course our draft menu on Untappd!


Flying Machine Brewing


Flytrap Brewing

Wednesday-Sunday 2-8pm

Call-in only with curbside service! 910-769-2881 Full menu with crowler pricing available at

Front Street Brewery


Edward Teach Brewery


Ironclad Brewery


Leaf & Barrel Provision Co


Leaf and Barrel is open to sell package beer, wine, cigars, and growlers. We are happy to do curbside, or delivery. Delivery is free for $50 or more, $5 for less.

We will be open 1:30 ish – 8 ish, Monday – Sunday.

Phone number is 910-821-1810

Mad Mole Brewing


Details to be released on Facebook

Makai Brewing (Ocean Isle)

Currently closed due to mechanical issues

New Anthem Beer Project

“Dock St taproom is closed, but Greenfield is open every day of the week from noon until 8pm for carry out can sales.NAPB is disinfecting constantly so folks can feel safe popping in to grab some take-out cans. Kegs are now available. No draft or growler fills at this time.

We’re also doing home delivery of cans to New Hanover county residents. There is a $40 order minimum. Orders are taken from noon to 5pm and deliver the same day. Orders arriving after 5 are delivered the following day.

Orders can be placed using the form found here:



Panacea Brewing Co

Open Wednesday & Thursday

Details to be posted on Facebook


Pour Taproom

$10 Crowlers for pick up or curbside. Or order online or call to place an order for beer or food. 910-769-1980. 20% Off everything.



Limited menu. Take out curbside and a small walking delivery radius. Plus beer and wine to-go. Menu available on Facebook. Now offering $7 wings everyday! 910-399-1162

Red Hare ( Shalotte)

Monday-Wednesday CLOSED Thursday-Sunday noon-5p

Please call or text 910-228-0817 with your order. We will bring it to your vehicle.

Salty Turtle Beer Company

Growlers, crowlers, cans, and merchandise are all available to-go. Due to health and safety concerns, customer growlers will not be filled. A delivery option is also available through Now selling 1/6 kegs! $90 for Non-IPAs, $100 for IPAs. (Plus $75 keg refundable keg deposit). $5 off growler fills today.

Session Beer Market


All package product is available to-go, and draft is available in growlers and crowles. Call (910) 399-4576.

Skytown Beer Company


Stalk & Vine

Limited menu, plus wine and beer are available to-go.


Wilmington Brewing Company


Tipsy Goat

All package is available to-go and for curbside pickup. Draft is available in crowlers. Check Untappd for current list.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery


Full food menu, plus growlers and cans are available for to-go and curbside pickup. Delivery is also available, but with a limited menu and within a 2 mile radius of the brewery. WBB is also offering to have customers grocery shop their kitchen for curbside pickup or delivery. Check their Facebook for the full list and call 910.256.4938 to place your order.

Waterman’s Brewing


Waterman’s Brewing will be offering To-Go orders on their full menu (while supplies last) as well as their beer (growlers & kegs!) for curbside pick-up from 11am to 7pm! Give them a call at the pub (910) 839-3103! Delivery now available through DoorDash.

Waterline Brewing

Tuesday-Thursday: 2-7p Friday: 2-8 Saturday-Sunday: 12-8

Curbside crowler, cider, wine, and hard seltzer sales! Poor Piggy’s BBQ will be available for to-go food only (no consumption in the beer garden) on Friday from 3-8p. More food truck information coming soon.

Weekly Mixed Six March 1st

Front Street Brewery

If You’ve Got It Braggot: 7.1% From Head Brewer Christopher, “This light, refreshing hybrid of beer and mead is brewed with 50% Magnolia House organic wildflower honey from the Amazon rainforest. It tastes crisp, dry, and remarkably easy to drink, with fragrant notes of exotic flowers.”

Panacea Brewing Company

Peach Ginger Molasses: 8.4% From the brewery, “A slightly sweet but tart brew, with brightness from ginger especially on the nose, and molasses on the finish.”

Salty Turtle Beer Company

Yacht Club: 6.7% From the brewery, “This DANK brew is a collaboration with Yacht Club Beverage House in Youngsville, NC. Sticky mango and bright tangerine are front and center, and tropical hops bring up the rear with West Coast bitterness on the finish.”

Waterline Brewing Company

It Can Be Done, Amigo: 6.1% From Head Brewer Dani, “A classic Mexican lager brewed with the fruit of coffee cherries–fruity, earthy and packed full of antioxidants (but not caffeine!) to lend a delicate, floral sweetness to a crisp and refreshing lager.”

Broomtail Craft Brewery

A Complex Stout: 8.6% From the brewery, “A chocolate, maple, & coffee imperial stout! Our collaboration with The Complex Bean coffee shop.”

Bill’s Brewing Company

Bionic Beaver: 6.8% From the brewery, “Juicy and hazy with a wonderful blend of some new experimental hops and a couple of our favorite juice-bomb hops.”

Weekly Mixed Six February 23rd

Edward Teach Brewery

Let’s Neck: 7.2% From the brewery, “This witbier with blueberries & black berries offers pleasant & delicate malt aromatics are balanced with fragrant spice characteristics. Subtle earthy notes in the flavor profile with Coriander & Grains of Paradise to complement a crisp finish.”

Skytown Beer Company

Pineapple Whip: 8.5% From the brewery, “Huge notes of pineapple, citrus and tropical fruits this milkshake IPA was dry-hopped with all Citra hops and then conditioned on vanilla beans. This is Dreamsicle’s stronger and more aromatic brother.”

Flytrap Brewing

Hoppy Pale Ale: 6.3% A pale ale featuring Sabro hops with notes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, cedar, and mint.

Flying Machine Brewing Company

Uncle Herschel’s: 9% A collaboration with Hopfly Brewing Company! A tasty triple IPA available both on draught and in 16oz cans.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Mango Berliner Weisse: 3.4% A light, tart and fruit brew with a crisp finish.

New Anthem Beer Project

Nothing But Blue Sky: 6.8% A Pils-based IPA that’s hazy with a touch of lactose. Malted wheat and tamales oats are accompanied by Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and cashmere. Notes of melon, pine, and tropical fruit run throughout.

Booch for the Masses

Wilmington’s favorite kombucha brewery (boocherie?) has now expanded into a full restaurant! Situated at 4107 Oleander Drive, Panacea Brewing Company is now offering a menu filled exclusively with all of the vegan treats one’s heart desires. I haven’t been yet, but I’ve gazed lovingly upon their menu for tens of minutes and my first thought is that I’ll start with the black bean & lime soup and move on to the street tacos. But then my mood shifts and I think instead I’ll do the house-blended burger with a side of fries and beet ketchup. The Santa Fe salad also appeals to me. No matter what I know that I’ll leave fed—both body and soul—and that my body will be grateful that I’ve taken a break from my normal dumpster diet.

Panacea is also serving up their usual menu of delicious, nurturing kombuchas (I like to take home the one that helps calm my mind during sleep so that I have good dreams), their boozy booch, and now a lineup of cocktails. I saw an instagram post about the “Love Potion” which includes Cape Fear Maritime gin, lime juice, elderflower liqueur, and rosé prosecco. Yes please!

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 9pm, but the taproom is open everyday during those hours. Their menu is listed online, but specials and creative concoctions can be found on their Instagram and Facebook.

Weekly Mixed Six February 16th

Waterman’s Brewing Company

Moon Fire: 7.2% From Head Brewer Alexis, “A sweet, chocolatey stout with a spicy surprise. This “Mexican Hot Chocolate” style stout sat on cocoa nibs, cinnamon sticks, and a dash of cayenne pepper. The combination of flavors provides a full mouthfeel and a warm, lingering spice on the finish.”

Front Street Brewery

Sinful Stout: 6.1% From Head Brewer Christopher, “The mocha latte of beers. This luxurious indulgence is brewed with chocolate coffee beans and golden naked oats for a silky, sensual experience, while roasted black malt imparts a bittersweet, dark chocolate intrigue. Each sip will leave you craving more. ”

Mad Mole Brewing

Ledermolesen: 4.8% From the brewery, “This Bavarian style Pilsner is light, crisp and clean with a welcomed bitterness to round out the bready finish.”

Wilmington Brewing Company

Lemur Party: 8.2% A milkshake double IPA dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo, Cashmere, and Idaho 7 hops, and brewed with mangoes and lactose. Available in 4 packs of 16 ounce cans.

Broomtail Craft Brewery

Kleptocracy: 7% From the brewery, “A Barrel Aged Saison aged for 3 years in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and finished with cranberry, plum, and guava. Available in 500ml bottles.”

Panacea Brewing Company

Raspberry Honeybush Saison: 6.8% From the brewery, “Alcoholic kombucha brewed with saison yeast. Tart, crisp, very dry, slightly sour, nice balance of raspberry.”

Weekly Mixed Six February 9th

A weekly roundup of local and craft beer that can be found around the area on tap, in bottles, or in cans. These are not beer reviews and should be used for entertainment purposes only.

Flying Machine Brewing Company

Electronic Fog: 6.3% From the brewery, “This Hazy IPA is 6.3% with notes of grapefruit and pineapple and the brightness of this libation will make it explode off of your tongue.”

Salty Turtle Beer Company

The Fog of Topsail: 5.9% Now available in cans! From the brewery, “Tropical notes of kiwi, mango, and starfruit are at the forefront of this bright IPA. Delicate citrus and candied lemon coat the palate and hop bitterness carries the finish. This beer is a great middle ground between West Coast and New England IPAs.”

Bill’s Brewing Company

Merganser: 5.9% From the brewery, “This lager is super clean, with a light body and notes of roast and chocolate.”

Skytown Beer Company

Doormouse Porter: 5.5% From the brewery, “Back to back Best in Show winning porter! Light-bodied, notes of coffee, chocolate, smoke, and soy.”

Waterline Brewing Company

Tripel: 10% From Head Brewer Dani, “This brew features big classic Belgian flavors against a malty sweet body.”